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Meet The Playwrights of WinterFest: Tony Barone Has Hit The Jackpot

Meet The Playwrights of WinterFest: Tony Barone Has Hit The Jackpot
Anthony Barone

Anthony Barone

Although he’s written more than a dozen screen plays, a novel and several short stories, The Jackpot is Tony Barone’s first full length stage play. He retired from industry three years ago where he was a globe traveling logistics and customs expert, often spending long flights writing while other passengers slept. Most recently he’s been an adjunct at Rutgers University. Tony’s a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in English. He was born in the Bronx and raised in Chelsea just a few blocks from the Hudson Guild Theater. The characters in the play, though fictitious, are all based on people he has actually known. “What I tried to do in The Jackpot was depict the intense drama of people’s lives in a big city that’s oblivious to it all. I hope I’ve succeeded in that.”

In the The Jackpot, a former Vegas dancer (Rose) meets a washed up Elvis impersonator (Rocky) on the Brooklyn Bridge. They’re considering jumping, but go for Chinese food instead. A romance develops but when it becomes clear to Rocky that Rose sees him as loser, Rocky decides he must win a big TV talent contest. Crusty old Angelo provides comic relief and back story.

You can contact Tony at tonybaro48@gmail.com to learn more.

The Jackpot: Hudson Guild Theater, 441 West 26th St.  February 20th @ 6:15pm, February 24th @ 8:30pm and February 25th @ 1pm – Sun.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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